MyVOYPIC NEWS - JULY 23
Welcome to MyVOYPIC News!
We hope you’re having a great summer, even though the weather hasn’t been great for the past few days! We’ve got lots to tell you about, including exciting opportunities coming up in VOYPIC over the summer, so we decided to do a wee newsletter. Remember, if you want more info about any of this, or there’s something you want to put in the next MyVOYPIC News, just give me a shout.
Children’s Social Care Services Review – Report
We want to say a massive THANK YOU to all members of the Experts by Experience Reference Group who have worked so hard since April 2022 as part of the review process with Professor Jones and the Advisory Panel. And to everyone who took part in our workshops last summer, shared their stories, and gave us their ideas for the review. We are extremely grateful to you all for your determination to make children’s services in Northern Ireland the best it can be.
A prelaunch event was held in the Long Gallery, Stormont on Tuesday 20 June with the Advisory Panel and members from the EBE Reference Group, to recognise their participation and present them with certificates and awards. The Report by Professor Jones was officially launched on Wednesday 21 June in Stormont Hotel, you can read the report in full here
We want to know what you think of the recommendations in the report. Over the next few months, we’ll be asking young people for their views and ideas, which we’ll report ack to the Department of Health. If this is something you would be interested in getting involved in, please contact me on 07854255554 or email email@example.com
We are delighted to let you know that we will be taking part in Belfast Pride parade this year- Saturday 29 July- and to invite you to come with us! We will also be joining up with our friends in Include Youth on the day to host a special pre-parade brunch in 100GPS. The office will be open from 9.30am, but you can join us at any point that morning. We will be leaving the office to go over to the parade starting point at Custom House Square around 11.30am. If you want to be part of the Belfast Pride parade this year and walk as part of the VOYPIC group, please register at:
If you have any questions or need help with transport, contact Lee on 07808777970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
100GPS Grand Opening
On Thursday 22 June we officially opened our new building in Belfast, 100GPS.
Thanks to everyone who came along to help us and our friends at Include Youth and VIable Corporate Services celebrate our new home. And huge thanks to the young people from VOYPIC and Include Youth who worked in partnership with us to organise the event, especially Rhianna, Heaven, Katie, Thomas, Aaron and Thomas.
Haven’t been to the new building yet? We’re love to see you and show you round. Call in some day for a cuppa and a tour!
We are really pleased to pass on this opportunity from the Board of Trustees of Ulster Wildlife. They’re looking for two young people, aged 18-25 years old, to join their Board of Directors. The application process is now open and closes on Monday 7 August at 12noon. If you are interested in applying, all the information is on the link below.
Thanks for reading our first MyVOYPIC News!
If you have something you’d like to share with other members of MyVOYPIC, just get in touch. Remember, you can get me on 07854255554 or email email@example.com.
Have a great summer!